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  • Forum Thread: Monday Morning Birds

    I have a week off work and in between clearing out an upstairs room and generally doing other housework, I have taken the occasional photo of the birds as they entertain me in the garden. Earlier in the morning Mrs HTR perched herself in the kitchen and made squeaking noises until I came downstairs and...
  • Forum Thread: Breakfast With The HTRs

    They now have their own high rise restaurant with a view!
  • Forum Thread: More Kitchen Antics With The HTR's June 17th 2016 + Update June 18th

    The HTR's have been collecting mealies and wax worms over the past few days. Occasionally they are in the garden or even the kitchen at the same time. Each of them collects four or even five wax worms at a time. Their youngsters are very well fed. This afternoon they collected more frequently than...
  • Forum Thread: Amazing Journey By Robin Nestlings

    Take a look at this story http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-06-08/baby-robins-make-unplanned-192-mile-trip-to-glastonbury/
  • Blog Post: End of May 2016 - more like 'flaming June'.

    26th May. Overcast day with slight drizzle after lunch. Did not inhibit the birds however. Tawny Owl seen flying and lots of young birds about. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS. Visitor - Oystercatcher in front of the hide. Stonechat (3 or more) by the farm and off the boardwalk. NVH - Snipe chipping in...
  • Forum Thread: Emotional Rescue... Sad Update 15-06-16

    No, not the 1980 Rolling Stones album, but the rescue of a Baby Robin. Again it was one of those 'fate led me here' moments, with many parts leading to it. My workplace has several buildings in different locations around Kingston. For the past week I have been working at one that I have previously...
  • Forum Thread: Photo slide show - corner stumpery area

    With the outside of the house currently being repainted I decided to retreat to the far corner stumpery with the camera ! I took photos of the Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins, Nuthatches and Jays and was pleased with most of the results as the rhododendrons on some of the photos gave a lovely "arty"...
  • Forum Thread: Sick robin

    Our robin has been happily taking mouthfuls of live mealworms away continuously for a couple of weeks, but suddenly yesterday he started sitting almost motionless outside the back door, and was apparently not interested in food. His eyes close for long periods and look like they might have some growth...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Your best three photos for the month of May 2016

    Opposite ends of the Spadger colour spectrum... The cute Coal Tit fledgling that couldn't wait to leave the nest... A romantic interlude on the kitchen door mat
  • Forum Thread: Courtship Feeding In The Kitchen: Some Photos

    I have spent the last few hours going through the photos of the Kitchen Courtship Feeding from yesterday. It was difficult choosing the best ones, so there are quite a few! I also had to resize them so that I could post them on the forum. That took time too. Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at these...
  • Forum Thread: The Return of An Old Friend & Some Interesting Behaviour...

    Yesterday I saw a Robin flying across towards the kitchen and naturally I thought it was HTR. I went to get some wax worms, but when I returned to the kitchen, rather than finding him waiting outside, I was met by a Robin perched on the doorstep. It was GR! GR was the male Robin who made my garden part...
  • Forum Reply: RE: ROBIN'S DAY

    Yas l was hoping some would add there Robin photo's but never mind glad you have enjoyed these. Sometimes you just have to be patient and your Robins will appear... As you can see, the Robins are busy feeding their young at the moment. I believe that GR (the male Robin from...
  • Forum Thread: Some Photos From The Garden

    It's all Spadgers and Starlings at the moment, although the HTR's do try to battle against the odds! The first arrivals "More mealies please!" "Is anyone home?" "Who cares? I've got the keys" Bathtime fun #1 Bathtime fun #2. The Spadger...
  • Forum Thread: Ladies & Gentlemen, I Present To You...

    Pathway Robin (PR)
  • Blog Post: Notes on nature: Rover and out

    Last month, you may remember that we told you all about a pair of robins that had decided to build their nest inside the dashboard of a vintage Land Rover. Well, like a proud father, I'm happy to report that the plucky pair successfully fledged five chicks from the interior of the fully-functional...
  • Forum Thread: The HTR's Have Me Baffled (Again!)

    I witnessed some baffling behaviour this afternoon. Once again it involved the HTR's. I filmed some of it. I understand none of it! A really odd encounter filmed on my mobile (unfortunately) just before 18-00. Mrs HTR had been flitting about and deciding in which dish she should bathe. Suddenly...
  • Forum Thread: Urgent Robin nesting conundrum

    Hi... I have a Robin nesting in my shed, she's currently at incubation stage. Problem is I'm due to move house in the next few weeks! I know from previous posts that it's illegal to move or disturb her nest; so my question is more about time lines. Can some one give me an idea of how long...
  • Forum Thread: Mrs HTR

    HTR and Mrs HTR appeared in the garden this morning. They both flitted about in the bushes near to the laurel where she made her first nest at the end of March. She abandoned that nest and left five eggs in it. I wonder if she's going to rebuild the original nest? Once she had finished messing about...
  • Blog Post: A Dawn Chorus Experience

    Well well well! This May's Dawn chorus got off to a flying start with 56 different species seen and heard throughout the reserve. For those bold enough to brave the early start, the walk was a fantastic opportunity for people such as myself to brush up on their bird song! The walk began with some...
  • Forum Thread: Regent's Park Saturday April 30th

    I visited Regent's Park on Saturday morning and although I didn't see the Kestrels or Sedge Warblers, I did see a family of Blackcaps and some other birds, including a pair of Robins who indulged in a spot of Courtship Feeding with the wax worms that I fed to the male. As I entered the park...
  • Blog Post: A few more items from the month: 20 - 31 March 2016

    20th March. A sunny dawn and very still. Clouds had a westerly drift to them. Teal landing and looking resplendent in the sunshine. Pair of Greylag on hide Pool. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS COL - 40-50 Golden Plover, 5 Little Egret, 2 Greylags, small flock of Linnets, 2 Bullfinch, Buzzard...
  • Blog Post: Notes on nature: Snuggle up, it's nesting season...

    Spring has sprung and life’s all aflutter as wildlife gets busy preparing for the breeding season. You may have spotted birds in your garden flitting to and fro with nest material as they prepare for family life. Some opt for a traditional-style home, weaving twigs and moss into a neat cup...
  • Forum Thread: More Courtship Feeding (Video)

    Some more Courtship Feeding. The dodgy camera work is the result of having to lean back into the kitchen to reach for the wax worms. You can hear the 'hissing' sound that Mrs HTR makes the first time HTR feeds her. The second one is very much shoved into her beak!
  • Forum Thread: Update: Three days in Cumbria - Slideshow now added

    Took a 2 night trip to Cumbria so we could spend three days at Leighton Moss rspb and have to say the weather was fabulous with 20 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday and the Friday morning we were there was still sunny albeit a little chillier with slight hint of cold breeze. Although we saw lots of different...
  • Forum Thread: Mrs HTR Takes A Bath (Video)

    Mrs HTR had already had her first dip in the Babbling Boulders water feature and while she was busy drying off, I fetched the camera and stood over the water feature, awaiting her return. As with all of my Robins, she always takes two baths, one after the other. She was back very quickly and after a...